Vehicle Restraints

Each year, tens of thousands of American workers are injured in forklift related accidents — many the result of the forklift falling off the edge of the loading dock. In a busy loading dock area, this can easily occur due to sloppy parking, trailer creep or premature truck departures. Truck restraints are necessary for loading dock environments to prevent these accidents and ensure employee's safety. By securing the trailer, NOVA Vehicle Restraints reduce your company’s risk of physical injury, property damage and downtime in your shipping & receiving department. With a wide variety of models to choose from, our vehicle restraints perform in virtually any application and secure the widest range of vehicles.  The chart below will help you determine which type of NOVA truck restraint will work best for your environment:

Truck Lock™ – 350 Series – Cast-In Style (Lifetime Warranty)

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint keeps dock operations safe and secure during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are held firmly in place by… Read more »

Truck Lock™ – 350 Series – Flange Style (Lifetime Warranty)

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint keeps dock operations safe and secure during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are held firmly in place by… Read more »

Lock & Load™ Vehicle Restraint

The NOVA Lock & Load™ is a hook-style vehicle restraint that secures the trailer’s rear impact guard (RIG) at the dock to reduce the risk… Read more »

Truck Lock™ – Low Profile – Cast-In Style (Lifetime Warranty)

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint keeps dock operations safe and secure during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are held firmly in place by… Read more »

Truck Lock™ – Low Profile – Flange Style (Lifetime Warranty)

The NOVA Truck Lock™ vehicle restraint keeps dock operations safe and secure during loading and unloading. Trucks and trailers are held firmly in place by… Read more »

Lock-Up™ Vehicle Restraint

The patented NOVA Lock-Up™ Vehicle Restraint is designed to secure an intermodal container  chassis, standard trailer and most RIG bar configurations, even styles that have… Read more »


Dock Levelers

A dock leveler forms a ramp to bridge the distance between the dock and truck.  It must be able to compensate for the up-and-down movement of the trailer during loading and unloading. A dock leveler must support extremely heavy loads, service a wide range of truck heights, and compensate for tilted trucks.  A dock leveler includes a ramp and a lip.  The ramp is hinged at along its rear edge, and the lip is hinged at the front of the ramp.  To use a dock leveler, raise the ramp.  The lip will swing out.  With the lip extended, lower the ramp until the lip rests on the truck. The two common types of dock levelers are recessed and edge-of-dock.

Barrier Lip Leveler

NOVA’s Barrier Lip Leveler prevents forklifts from driving off the edge of the dock. The 5-7” tall barrier extends the width of the leveler and… Read more »

Brush and Rubber Seals

Located on the sides and rear of levelers, Brush and Rubber Seals fill the gaps between the leveler deck and curb angles to block the… Read more »

NMS Mechanical Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NMS Series Premium Mechanical Dock Levelers incorporate the use of mechanical components to provide excellent reliability and structural durability at an affordable price.  Easy… Read more »

NHS Hydraulic Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NHS Series Premium Hydraulic Dock Levelers incorporates the use of hydraulics to raise and lower both the platform and lip. A single push-button activates… Read more »

Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA’s Hydraulic Edge-of-Dock Levelers are an economical… Read more »

NAS Air-Powered Dock Leveler

NOVA’s NAS Series Premium Air-Powered Dock Levelers incorporate the use of a low pressure, high volume air system to raise and lower the platform. A… Read more »

Mechanical Edge-of-Dock Leveler

When dock space is limited or the working range of a full size, pit-style leveler is not needed; NOVA’s edge-of-dock levelers are an economical option.… Read more »


Dock Seals

FP Series Dock Seal

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 9-FEET WIDE X 9-FEET HIGH FP Series Dock Seal—the foam-filled head pad and side pads provide a tight, energy-efficient… Read more »

FPU Series Dock Seal

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 10-FEET WIDE X 9-FEET HIGH FPU Series Dock Seal—accommodates larger doors and features foam-filled head and side pads that… Read more »

FPH Series Dock Seal

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 9-FEET WIDE X 12-FEET HIGH FPH Series Dock Seal—features a hood-style head curtain in place of a head pad… Read more »

FPHU Series

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 10-FEET WIDE X 12-FEET HIGH AND HIGHER DOORS FPHU Series Dock Seal—features a fabric hood-style curtain and foam side… Read more »

Dairy Seal

DESIGNED TO FIT ANY SIZE HATCH DOOR Dairy Seal—designed specifically to enclose a hatch door, this four-sided seal is made for milk tanker trucks to… Read more »


Dock Shelters

RF Series Dock Shelter

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 12-FEET WIDE X 12-FEET HIGH AND HIGHER DOORS RF Series Dock Shelter—provides maximum dock protection and full access to… Read more »

GS Series Dock Shelter

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 12-FEET WIDE X 12-FEET HIGH NOVA GS Series Dock Shelter—engineered for use with swing-door trailers, the GS Dock Shelter… Read more »

SS Series Dock Shelter

DESIGNED FOR DOOR OPENINGS UP TO 12-FEET WIDE X 12-FEET HIGH NOVA SS Series Soft Sided Dock Shelter—provides maximum dock protection and full access to… Read more »


Defender Gate

Defender Gate™ XL Loading Dock Safety Gate

The NOVA Defender Gate™ XL is available in larger sizes up to 16 feet wide and has double rails like the DG20. Bollards and trusses… Read more »

Defender Gate™ 20 Loading Dock Safety Gate

The NOVA Defender Gate™ 20 stands 42″ tall and has the same compact footprint as the DG10, plus the addition of a heavy-duty double panel… Read more »

Defender Gate™ 10 Loading Dock Safety Gate

The NOVA Defender Gate™ 10 has a single safety rail that stands 42″ tall, heavy-duty bollards and easy-glide hinges for effortless opening/closing. Its small footprint… Read more »


Loading Dock Accessories

Truck Director Signaling System

Truck Director Signaling System The NOVA Truck Director system utilizes two units — one outside of the loading dock and one located on the inside.… Read more »

Loading Dock Guide Light

Loading Dock Guide Light The TGL-30-000 Guide Light is perfect for those inside dock applications where the truck driver’s sight is hampered by the loss… Read more »

LED-Illuminated Door Safety Kits

Prevent Damage and Down-Time from Needless Impacts to Your Doors with Informational LED Door Kits! The NOVA Door position light kit is a Door Condition… Read more »

LED Vehicle Restraint Lighting Kits

Our LED Lights Help Prevent Loading Dock Accidents and Injuries! The NOVA Vehicle Restraint Light Kit is a “Restraint Condition Awareness System” (R-CAS) which provides… Read more »


Dock Lifts

Loading Dock Lifts

FROM GROUND TO DOCK AND BACK AGAIN – ADJUSTABLE LOCADING AND UNLOADING AT ANY HEIGHT! The NOVA Dock Lift is the most versatile way to… Read more »


Communication & Controls

IntelliDock Combination Control Panel

NOVA IntelliDock Combination Control Box

The NOVA IntelliDock Combination Control Box maximizes safety and efficiency at the loading dock by centralizing operations for the vehicle restraint, powered leveler and overhead… Read more »